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There will be a Memorial for Elizabeth Durbin (Somerville 1995), who died unexpectedly in New York on 25 January 1999, at Somerville College on Sunday, 18 April, at 3 p.m., followed by tea. Spoken tributes and reminiscences will be most welcome.

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Lutheran Vespers

The Carillon Singers and Instrumental Ensemble will perform J.S. Bach's Cantata BWV 106, `Gottes Zeit ist die Allerbeste Zeit', at 8 p.m. on Sunday, 14 March, in the chapel, Mansfield College. Director: Carolyn Brock, Organist: Konstantin Reymaier.

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Oxford Film Footage

Got any film/home videos of Oxford? We are looking for any old moving images of the University for a Channel 4 documentary on St Hilda's College. Special interest: women at Oxford, college life, balls, exams, etc. Contact Sara, tel.: Oxford 276871.

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Tuition Offered

For English-speaking students studying Russian at University, Russian conversation is offered, on political, economic, literary, etc. themes. An opportunity to learn about the different `mentalities' of Russia and Britain. £10 per hour. Margaret Coulson, 9 Blandford Avenue. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

For Russian-speaking students of English, English conversation is offered with poet Robert Coulson, on political, economic, literary, etc. themes. An opportunity to learn about the different `mentalities' of Russia and Britain. £10 per hour. 9 Blandford Avenue. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

Evenings of Tango Argentino: every Fri. from 12 Mar., at the Newman Rooms, Rose Place, St Aldates. Tango dance lessons and salon. 7–11 p.m. £4.50 (£3.50 concession). Contact Nuri, tel.: Oxford 711680, or Audrey, tel.: Oxford 723352. Please note: closed 2 weeks at Easter (2 Apr. and 9 Apr.).

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Services Offered

Shipping? Abyssinia to Zanzibar, New York to Newmarket. Today, tomorrow, next week? All the best options are at Mail Boxes Etc. Will collect from college, home, factory, or elsewhere. Also 24-hour photocopying, secure mailboxes, computer workstation, high-grade colour photocopying, faxing, laminating, binding, etc. 266 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7DL. Contact Justin Brookes. Tel.: Oxford 514655, fax: 514656, e-mail:

Bespoke Garden and Landscape Design. `One-off' consultancy visits, or sketch and scaled layouts, planting schemes, construction details and site supervision, as desired. Nationwide service from Oxford/Gloucestershire base. Chelsea Gold Medal 1996 and 1997. contact Jacquie Gordon, tel./fax: 01531 822743.

Tax advice. Ex-KPMG Chartered Accountant specialises in assisting professionals and small businesses with tax problems including self-assesment. Convenient North Oxford premises. To receive further information, please tel.: Oxford 513381, or e-mail:

Garden Design: Spring will be here soon—let me help you re-think your garden. Full design or short consultation. Judith Walton, tel.: Oxford 735179.

Long-established Oxford builder (25 years). Property maintenance, renovation, extensions. Every aspect of the building trade covered. Free estimates. Academic references available. Richard Edwards. Tel.: Oxford 343562.

Personal Computer Consultants: we offer expert advice and tuition for both hardware and software. On-site service at home or in the office. We provide upgrades for most computers, or alternatively we now supply our range of personally-built to your own specifications K Tec computers. We will also supply or source software to match your requirements. For a quality service matched with competitive prices, contact Chris Lewis, tel.: Oxford 461222, fax: 461333.

Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press—the University Printers: specialising in booklet and publicity material, typesetting, printing, and finishing. Output Bureau provides high-quality output from disc from all major DTP programs onto paper, bromide, colour-separated positive or negative film; high-quality specialist colour copier service. For service, quality, and competitive prices contact Oxuniprint, Oxford University Press, Great Clarendon Street, Oxford. Tel.: Oxford 514691, fax: 514010.

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Domestic Services

Carpet/upholstery/curtain cleaning by Grimebusters, your local specialists. Quality work, competitive prices. Domestic, commercial, college. Also carpet/upholstery stain protection, pre-occupancy cleaning, flood cleaning/drying, oriental rug cleaning. For free estimates and friendly advice, call Grimebusters. Tel.: Oxford 726983 or Abingdon 555533.

Beech Tree Nursery School: taking children aged 3–5 years. High adult–child ratio, and set in idyllic surroundings. Write or telephone for a prospectus. Beech Tree Nursery School, Rye St Antony School, Pullen's Lane, Headington, Oxford OX3 0BY, tel.: Oxford 229215.

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Situations Vacant

University Accommodation Office: temporary part-time Accommodation Officer required, 1 May–1 Dec. 1999 to cover maternity leave. Duties include responsibility for the University's stock of graduate housing units, managing the University Accommodation Office, and some committee work. Salary pro rata on ALC3 scale (£24,591–£29,048 p.a.). Applications close: 19 Mar. For details of the post and how to apply, tel.: Oxford (2)80479/(2)70003, e-mail:, Internet:

Jesus College, Cambridge: Director of College Music (half-time). The College hopes to make an appointment to this post from 1 Oct. 1999. The person appointed will have responsibility for both the Chapel Choirs and for the performance of music more generally in the College. Further particulars and an application form may be obtainedd from the Domestic Bursar's Secretary, Jesus College, Cambridge CB5 8BL, tel.: 01223 339469. The closing date for applications is 24 Mar. Jesus College is an equal opportunities employer.

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Houses to Let

Headington, close to schools and hospitals. Four-bedroom house; large kitchen, 2 reception, garage, gardens. Available 15 Aug. 1999–31 July 2000. £950 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford (2)76202 or 761316, e-mail:

College-owned houses available 12 July–10 Sept. only, centrally located (St Clements), fully equipped, serviced by college scouts. Long lets preferred. Individual rooms sharing facilities may also be available. Tel.: Oxford (2)79082, e-mail:, or write to Ms Janet Mead, St Edmund Hall, Queen's Lane, Oxford OX1 4AR.

To rent from Apr. 1999: an exceptional 4-bedroom town house in North Oxford. Recently furnished with IKEA and redecorated. All modern appliances. Ground floor: large study/bedroom, bedroom 3, shower room, separate w.c. First floor: lounge/dining-room, fully- fitted kitchen. Second floor: bedrooms 1 and 2, bathroom, w.c. Off-road parking for 1 car, small paved garden. Non-smokers only. £950 p.m. Contact Mr or Mrs Morris, tel.: Oxford 750375.

Available August: light and spacious semi-detached house in south Oxford. Close to city centre (10 minutes by bicycle—2 available). Two bedrooms, 2 reception, kitchen/dining-room, bathroom, garden. Fully furnished and equipped. Overlooks open country from the back. Frequent bus service. Prefer 1 or 2 persons. Resident cat to be fed. £450 for 1, £700 for 2. Tel.: Oxford 728111, e-mail:

Woodstock: newly-refurbished semi-detached house in quiet, private, residential area of the town. On main bus route with regular services. Two double bedrooms, study/bedroom 3, bathroom, downstairs cloakroom, large lounge with picture windows opening onto conservatory and large attractive garden (mature fruit trees; gardener cuts grass). Newly-fitted kitchen, integral garage, gas c.h., cooker, fridge. £585 p.c.m. Contact Jean, tel.: Oxford 241091 (day) or 01295 730311 (after 6 p.m.), e-mail:

Two-bedroom house in Summertown. Gas c.h. Furnished. Available mid-Mar. £675 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 553656, e-mail:

Summer and/or Easter let in Oxford: live in comfort near the Thames. Beautiful victorian house, architect converted; south-facing garden. Four bedrooms, large split-level living-room, pale wood floors, dining room, new fully-equipped kitchen, bathroom with bidet and w.c., shower room with w.c.; c.h. Available Easter (27 Mar.–10 Apr.) and Summer (23 July–2 Sept.). Price negotiable. Tel.: Oxford 725193.

Charming house on Osney Island available to academic family for flexible period as desired. Two bedrooms. Sleeps 3 people. £875 p.m. Contact Betsey Newell, tel.: Oxford 721215, e-mail:

An Englishman's home is his castle—so the saying goes. We cannot pretend that we have too many castles on offer but if you are seeking quality rental accommodation in Oxford or the surrounding area we may be able to help. QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents, specialising in lettings to academics, medical personnel, and other professionals. Our aim is to offer the friendliest and most helpful service in Oxford. Visit our Web site at: and view details of all the properties that we have currently available to let. Alternatively, telephone, fax, or e-mail us with details of your requirements and we will do whatever we can without obligation. Tel.: Oxford 764533, fax: 764777, e-mail:

Make finding accommodation a pleasure, not a chore. Finders Keepers is dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), welcome food pack, personal service, and much more. Call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. For further information contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:; Internet site:

Make finding accommodation a pleasure, not a chore. Finders Keepers is dedicated to making it easy for visitors to Oxford to find the right property. Browse through our Web site for up-to-date detailed information on properties available and make use of our interactive database, priority reservation service (credit cards accepted), welcome food pack, personal service, and much more. Call us and you will not need to go elsewhere. For further information contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:; Internet site:

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Flats to Let

Central North Oxford: 10 minutes' walk from city centre, all main university buildings, and parks, and very close to the river. Available for short/long let. Two exceptionally well-furnished, comfortable flats in extremely quiet, civilised, large Victorian house in this exclusive, leafy, residential Victorian suburb, with large, light, airy rooms. (1) First-floor (available 1 Apr.): double bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. (2) Ground- floor (available now): 1 double, 1 single bedroom, drawing-room, kitchen, bathroom. Off-street parking; large secluded garden. Regret no children or pets. Tel./fax: Oxford 552400.

North and central North Oxford. Two-bedroom apartments, fully furnished to high standard, good security, off-street parking. From £695–£725 p.c.m. Best suit professionals or visiting academics. Tel.: Oxford 516144.

Wytham Abbey, Oxford. Spacious fully-furnished 2-bedroom apartment with private courtyard and use of walled garden. Part of Grade 1 manor house, 3 miles from city centre, set in 3,000 acres of park and woodland. Fully equipped, luxuriously appointed. Available 1 June. Tel.: Oxford 725015, fax: 724762.

Comfortable warm flat. Recently-refurbished, tastefully-furnished, 1-bedroom flat plus basement in central North Oxford. Very near Port Meadow, convenient for shops, schools, University. Oak-floored dining-room and sitting-room, large carpeted bedroom, fully- fitted kitchen with dishwasher. Washing machine, drier. Bathroom with separate shower cubicle. Gas c.h. Two telephones. TV point. Charming secluded paved garden to rear, small front garden. £950 p.m. Available now. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

Luxurious, bright, 3-bedroom apartment on 2 floors in central North Oxford. Near Port Meadow, convenient for University, schools, and shops. Sitting-room, dining-room, modern well-equipped kitchen. Two double bedrooms, 1 single; 2 luxury bathrooms (1 has separate shower). Terrace and paved, well-stocked garden. Beautifully furnished and carpeted throughout. Gas c.h., washing machine, drier, dishwasher, 2 telephones, TV points. Rent £1,450 p.m. Families only. Available from mid-Apr. Tel.: Oxford 559614.

North Oxford (Upper Wolvercote): delightful, self-contained, furnished maisonette overlooking Port Meadow and Oxford canal. Spacious refurbished accommodation on 2 levels. Gas c.h. Available end Apr. 1999. £650 p.c.m. Tel.: Oxford 512906.

Hamilton Road, Summertown: beautiful large 1-bedroom flat, fully equipped and furnished; c.h., washing machine, telephone, television, south-facing gardens, pond. Available now, 6 month minimum contract. £550 p.m. Tel.: Oxford 315384.

Self-contained flat in very quiet surroundings. Newly decorated and furnished. Lockable garage and off-street parking. Suit mature single person needing peace and quiet. Godstow Road (off Woodstock Road). Available 31 Mar. 1999. £485 p.c.m. Jill Loveday, tel.: Oxford 558482.

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Accommodation Offered

Bed-and-breakfast available in the warm comfortable home of a semi-retired academic couple in exclusive, leafy, central North Oxford; within easy walking distance of the city centre and all main university buildings; a stone's throw from the river, parks, excellent pubs and restaurants and a 9–9 corner shop. All rooms have colour TV, microwave, tea- and coffee-making facilities, c.h., and independent heating. Refrigerators available. Very moderate terms. Tel./fax: Oxford 557879, mobile: 0374 434489.

Delightful rooms, North Oxford. Smallest room £30 p.w., telephone, shower, c.h., all mod. cons. Available now, short stay up to 3 months. Located near Woodstock Road roundabout. Tel.: Oxford 511657.

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Accommodation Sought

Academic family, 2 children (girls), seeks house to rent 3–4 weeks during July. Prefer East Oxford, but will consider elsewhere. Tel.: +1 510 527 7686, e-mail:

Visiting Fellow from USA seeks sublet or short lease of flat/room in North Oxford/Summertown area for 1 Apr.–30 June. Access to kitchen preferred. Please contact Dr Marc W. Steinberg, 203 Wright Hall, Smith College, Northampton, MA 01063. Fax (USA): 413 585 3389, office: 413 585 3443; e-mail:

Author with family wishes to rent 4-bedroom house in North Oxford, 15 July–17 Aug. 1999. E-mail:

Doctor and family on sabbatical from Australia need furnished and equipped home, 3+ bedrooms, commuting distance to John Radcliffe Hospital, from 1 Aug. for approximately 4 months. Tel.: 61 3 9824 0998, e-mail: Local contact (Prof. Foex) tel.: Oxford 727342.

Visiting lecturer seeks accommodation for the Trinity Term. Please contact Dr Andrew O'Shaughnessy, tel.: 01223 301458 (or 01273 818421 after 1 Apr.).

Going abroad? Or just thinking of letting your property? QB Management is one of Oxford's foremost letting agents and property managers. We specialise in lettings to both academic and professional individuals and their families, and have a constant flow of enquiries from good-quality tenants seeking property in the Oxford area. If you would like details of our services, or if you simply need some informal help and advice without obligation, telephone us: Oxford 764533, fax us: 764777, or e-mail us: Alternatively, we would invite you to visit our Web site at: and see how we could be marketing your property.

Mallams Residential Letting is well placed to help with your letting and management requirements. Based in Summertown, we offer a professional service tailored to your individual requirements. If you are thinking of letting your property, please call us. Tel.: Oxford 311006, fax: 311977.

Finders Keepers specialises in managing your home or investment. We have celebrated 25 years in Oxford letting and managing properties—try us first! Many of our landlords have remained with us since we opened and are delighted with our service—why not pop in and read their comments? Contact Finders Keepers, 226 Banbury Road, Summertown, Oxford OX2 7BY. Tel.: Oxford 311011, fax: 556993, e-mail:, Internet site:

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Accommodation Offered for Rent or Exchange

Summertown, Oxford: lovely, 3-bedroom, Victorian terrace house; fully- furnished/equipped; available from mid-July 1999. to let or exchange for 1 year minimum (longer if required). Three double bedrooms, eat-in kitchen overlooking pretty garden, 2 reception rooms, 1.5 bathrooms, gas c.h., hardwood floors, washer/drier. Near shops, buses, excellent schools, university, hospitals, etc. Family owners (prof. mother, 2 children) ideally seeking exchange with New York apartment in Manhattan. Otherwise, £1,100 or $1,800 p.c.m. exclusive. New York tel.: 212 663 2664, fax: 212 531 1224; London tel.: 0181 874 5909; e-mail:

To let during sabbatical leave mid-Sept. 1999–early Jan. 2000. Four- bedroom house just south of Summertown and within walking distance of university and city centre. Gas c.h., washing machine, drier, dishwasher, 2 telephones, garden. Close to schools. Start date could be flexible. £1,000 p.c.m., or exchange for 3/4-bedroom house in Sydney, Australia, within easy reach of University of Sydney. For more details, please tel.: Oxford 554556 (p.m.), e-mail:

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Holiday Lets

Delicious Irish cottage, Donegal. Open fires, aga, sleeps 4–6, overlooking lake; rowing boat and scenery included; pets welcome. You are in the heart of Ireland's lake district, perfect country retreat. A place to dream and relax. Beaches, golf, fishing, good pubs, music, and much more. Tel.: Oxford 327154.

Skopelos, Skiathos, and Alonissos. Lovely island houses available for rent in town, country, and seaside locations, sleeping 2–8 persons. Prices from £39 per person p.w. For brochure, tel.: +30424 22947, fax: +30424 23057, e-mail:

Traditional Andalusian house in mountain village. Sleeps 6. Immaculate and newly furnished, spacious with large roof terrace overlooking orange groves and hills. Dishwasher, washing machine. Sea 25 minutes; Granada 20 minutes. Sierra Nevada peaks 40 minutes. Summer: £380 p.w., otherwise £250 p.w.—both inclusive of linen and cleaner. Tel.: Oxford 515778.

Andalucia, Gaucin. Divided house with pool to let. Magical Medieval village with stunning landscape. Our house is at the front of the village with unobstructed views past Gibralter and the Med. to the Rif mountains of Morocco. Excellent walking and bird watching. Visit Granada, Cordoba, Ronda, Seville, Cadiz, and Morocco. Reduction long let. Dr Campbell. For brochure, tel.: Oxford 513935, e-mail:

Tuscany, Italy. Charming, seventeenth-century farmhouse in unspoilt mountain village with magnificent views. Spacious accommodation, fully modernised, with lovely garden and swimming pool. Near Lucca; easy access to Pisa and Florence. Sleeps 8–10. Not available Aug. Tel.: 0181 446 4913.

Catalonia: well-appointed 3-bedroom house in the unspoilt village of Regencós (about 60 miles north east of Barcelona and 4 miles inland) near Palafrugell. Available 1 Apr.–31 Aug. Superb beaches within 6-mile radius. House sleeps 6 on 2 floors, each of which is a self-contained flat with kitchen, bathroom, lounge/dining area. Ground floor: large double bedroom; upstairs: large double, 1 twin. Attractive roof garden with superb views over surrounding countryside. Spanish maid visits every Sun., cooks delicious meals. £1,000 p.c.m., £550 per fortnight, £300 p.w. Dr Charles Mould, tel.: 01844 208234, fax: 202613, e-mail:

Pembrokeshire National Park: holiday cottage in idyllic cliff-top situation overlooking St Bride's Bay. Scenic cliff walks, safe sandy beaches, wild flowers and birdwatching. Simply but comfortably furnished; sleeps 8/9 in 4 bedrooms; children and dogs welcome. Tel.: 01562 777283.

Cyprus: very attractive fully-equipped holiday cottage sleeping 2 people, in a picturesque village in South Cyprus. Ideally suited for painting, walking holidays; access to mountains and sea. £120–£140 p.w. Discount car hire available. for brochure, tel./fax: 01624 862697.

Tuscany: farmhouse around beautiful medieval village of Loro Ciuffenna near Florence, Sienna, and Arrezo. Two bedrooms, attic, 2 bathrooms, terrace. £375 p.w. (July/Aug. £410 p.w.). Other farmhouses to rent and apartments with swimming pool. For details, tel.: 0171 3282454, e-mail:

Modernised fisherman's cottage in courtyard with tiny garden, 50 yards from seawall, short walk to harbour and Falmouth ferry. Ideal for children; sleeps 5; non-smokers. Some dates available, tel.: Oxford 512679.

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House for Sale in Tuscany

Tuscany, north of Lucca. Substantial 18th-c. stone farmhouse with outstanding views, set in over 1 acre. Beautifully restored, retaining many original features. Six bedrooms, 2 bathrooms, 2 lounges, 2 kitchens, 3 barns, cellars.£135,000 o.n.o. Tel.: 0118 947 2502.

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